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Meng 1.35 Tiger Ausf.B aka King Tiger or Tiger II

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Darren    79

Ok so got bored with reading and pulled this out after getting bogged down with the Tiger. This one will be from the same unit, s.Pz.Abt.503 although later in the War in Hungary, 1945. 

35398698911_d09a8565dc_h.jpg34210758000_d2aee1ad6d_h by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr

Reference material as always.

35362147052_0f4760139d_h.jpg34608633775_988e4362c5_h by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr

34688208584_800305ba7e_h.jpgDSC_0808_9214 by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr

I'm hoping to try and put a crew in the King Tiger, and the Generator set will also be utilized.

35398743181_da28950ae0_h.jpg34099941083_7b82a9332e_h by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr

Some more extra's.

34688126954_d9b69f9343_h.jpg34099944043_f07dcb4bf8_h by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr

 

 

 

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Darren    79
23 minutes ago, Grunhertz said:

That didn't last long darren will be watching 

I got bored of reading and there's only so much TV I can take so had to do something. 

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Darren    79

I started on the lower hull by fitting the bump stops. These were pushing track pins back into track links which had worked loose. I love the rolled metal effect on the model. 

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And started the interior of the hull by fitting the hull stiffeners, and other interior pieces.

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As I was waiting for parts to dry for the hull/fighting compartment I started work on the turret. 

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Turret inner and outer shells.

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And the fitting out begins. 

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Jockster    555

Once the pressure is off your mind gets what it wants, you've probably been thinking about this a lot lately, go with your instincts every time and you will enjoy the hobby more!

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Darren    79

Thank you everyone. It's a great kit (or it was) lol 

Anyway I took a break from fitting out the hull/fighting compartment and started on the turret. I couldn't get on with the kit supplied PE racks for the spare periscopes and signalling flares so robbed some from my Takom Henschel King Tiger. This build may be joined by a second Tiger II as I received one for my Birthday which will be probably be another 503rd ride at Lake Balaton in 1945 during Operation "Konrad" an offensive to relieve Budapest in January 1945. 

35229613770_8fdc25d111_h.jpgDSC_0817_9221 by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr

35576870636_4bdfdfcf3e_h.jpgDSC_0815_9219 by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr

34775317804_1bc91c4e89_h.jpgDSC_0816_9220 by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr

35229614090_747bc1dcbf_h.jpgDSC_0818_9222 by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr

35229613590_b64e37f1de_h.jpgDSC_0819_9223 by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr

Once the extra radios, transmitters and transformers go in Turret space will be even more cramped. 

 

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Updated with proper information due to tiredness
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Darren    79

If anyone is interested here is a little about the Siege of Budapest and Operation "Konrad" https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_Budapest

And an article about s.Pz.Abt.503 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/503rd_Heavy_Panzer_Battalion

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Updated with proper information due to tiredness

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Jockster    555

I just cannot get my head around the red plastic, despite this, this looks like a great kit and I'm enjoying your build!

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Darren    79

I've painted over the red plastic. But can see Meng's thinking as Tiger II's were primed at the factory in red primer, so maybe a way to help the modeller. Most of this is out of the box apart from the oil can which is from the spares box. 

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Darren    79

Thanks Mish.

Taken a break from fitting out the hull/fighting compartment and started the treads. Yes those are metal track pins and they are handed as well as tiny.

The last shot is of the tread in a jig as supplied by Meng. 

35640182980_5160e441a4_h.jpgDSC_0842_9244 by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr

35640182750_6484ad29df_h.jpgDSC_0843_9245 by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr

35189930434_5df52d6147_h.jpgDSC_0844_9246 by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr

35189930244_81df5b6424_h.jpgDSC_0845_9247 by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr

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